Carolyn Raphael is the poetry coordinator for
the Village of Great Neck Plaza in Great Neck,
New York and has run several poetry programs
for Mayor Jean Celender.
A popular one is "Poetry in the Plaza," which
places poems on the local bulletin boards,
much as "Poetry in Motion" places poems on the
subway. There is a new poem each month. For
details, see the village website
Another is the annual Great Neck Plaza Poetry
Contest, in which poets from Nassau, Suffolk,
Kings (Brooklyn) and Queens Counties, New
York compete for cash prizes and a reading
during poetry month in April. Sunday, April
17th at the Great Neck Plaza Village Hall.